Refuse & Recycling

Garbage removal is generally conducted on Mondays throughout the village. Garbage disposal is contracted with a scavenger company to remove residential garbage, recycling and yard waste.

To find out more about garbage and refuse collection, please contact the Health Department:

9500 Belmont Avenue
Franklin Park, Illinois 60131
Phone (847) 671-8240
Fax (847) 671-8238
Email the Health Department

Recycling Program

The Village of Franklin Park encourages its residents to reduce their waste by taking advantage of the recycling program. Recycling collection is on the same day as garbage collection. Please have your carts out by 6:00am. Recycling does not need to be separated. All approved recyclables may be mixed together. Please rinse all items and flatten all boxes.

Accepted Items

Mixed paper (advertisements, junk mail, office paper, gift wrap, paper bags, stationery, envelopes)
Magazines, catalogs, phone books
Paper back books (no hard covers)
Chipboard such as gift boxes, tissue boxes and food boxes
Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, green)
Aluminum, tin or steel cans, including empty aerosol cans and paint cans
Plastic containers coded #1 through #7 (except #6)
Plastic 6-pack rings
Milk cartons, juice cartons and juice boxes

Items Not Accepted

Polystyrene foam materials (coded #6) such as drinking cups, plates, egg cartons
Packing peanuts, foam packing blocks
Plastic bags, cereal bags, plastic wrap
Mirrors, window glass, Pyrex glass or dinnerware
Cardboard soiled with food residue
Pots and pans
Gas cans or other items containing hazardous chemicals

Garbage & Recycling Survey

Please click the link below to view the results of our recent survey to get residents' feedback on proposed garbage, refuse and recycling collection:

2011 Garbage & Recycling Survey Results (requires Adobe Reader)



2022 Holiday Schedule

New Year’s Day – January 01, 2022

Your pickup day will remain the same. The holiday does not impact your service schedules it falls on a Saturday.

Memorial Day – Monday, May 30, 2022

Pickup will be delayed by one day

Independence Day – Monday, July 4, 2022

Pickup will be delayed by one day

Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2022

Pickup will be delayed by one day

Thanksgiving Day – November 24, 2022

If pickup is on a Thursday or Friday, it will be delayed by one day

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2022

Pickup will be delayed by one day

© 2011 - Village of Franklin Park, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131, tel: (847) 671-4800